The slave ships during the XVII and XVIII century transported millions of colored people from Africa to America carried within it the seed of a religious cult that would help the slaves in the Confederacy for their freedom. This is the story of the formation of African roots syncretic cults that worship spirits of two faces: black continent mystical entities hidden behind Catholic imagery.
In Haiti reminisced Gucaimán night in which the slaves made a pact with the devil breaking their chains, giving rise to the legendary voodoo rites. We will witness the ceremonies of possession, where participants fall into a deep trance that allows marriages mystics. We will approach the Lakus, towns built around temples, which demonstrate the integration of these beliefs in all areas of life. We are also open the gates of cemeteries hosting nightly ritual of communion with leading spirits or orexás and know the truth about the mysterious Haitian zombies.
Cuba is the birthplace of Santeria, Yoruba syncretic cults practiced in the homes of his devotees. Witness the ceremonial severe income in one of the secret societies. Discover their complex divination techniques based on the invocation to the spirits and combinatorial mathematics. Animal sacrifices to sate the appetite of the spirits are constantly present.
Candomble, Macumba and ubanda are Brazil’s own religious forms practiced both by the black population as that of European origin. Their priests keys will show these cults approach to pursuing the ecstasy of the participants in their dances and rituals by repetitive rhythms . Study the correspondence between the spirits in nature and Catholic saints . Finally we enter the practice of black magic which , through mystical drunkenness remote operates in all areas of life.